Memento (2000)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2000.  Newmarket Capital Group, Team Todd, I Remember Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, based on the short story Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by David Julyan.  Production Design by Patti Podesta.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Dody Dorn.  Academy Awards…

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia/USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, Bazmark Films.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Fred Baron, Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Catherine Martin, Angus Strathie.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.  Academy Awards 2001.  American Film Institute Awards 2001.  Cannes Film Festival…

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.  Academy Awards 2001.  American Film Institute Awards…

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Training Day (2001)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2001.   Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Outlaw Productions, WV Films II.   Screenplay by David Ayer.   Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.   Produced by Jeffrey Silver.   Music by Mark Mancina.   Production Design by Naomi Shohan.   Costume Design by Michele Michel.   Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   Academy…

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Monster’s Ball (2001)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Lee Daniels Entertainment, Lions Gate Films.  Screenplay by Milo Addica, Will Rokos.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Lee Daniels.  Music by Asche & Spencer.  Production Design by Monroe Kelly.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by Matt Chesse.  Academy Awards 2001.  American Film Institute Awards 2001.   Golden Globe Awards 2001.  Independent…

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In The Bedroom

BBB.5 (out of 5) Powerful and affecting drama about a grief-stricken couple (Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek) who are having trouble coping after a personal tragedy is suffered at the hands of William Mapother.  When justice is not not served by the law, Spacek and Wilkinson decide they cannot live in a world without the emotional relief…

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The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Good Machine, Gramercy Pictures, Mike Zoss Productions, The KL Line, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tricia Cooke.  Academy Awards 2001.  American Film…

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Gosford Park (2001)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Italy, 2001.  USA Films, Capitol Films,  Film Council, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Chicagofilms, Medusa Film.  Idea by Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, David Levy.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.  Academy Awards 2001. …

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Black Hawk Down (2001)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2001.  Revolution Studios, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Scott Free Productions.  Screenplay by Ken Nolan, based on the book by Mark Bowden.  Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by David Murphy, Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.  Academy Awards 2001.  American Film…

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  New Zealand/USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, WingNut Films, The Saul Zaentz Company.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Sanders, Fran Walsh.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design by Ngila…

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Mulholland Drive (2001)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  France/USA, 2001.  Les Films Alain Sarde, Asymmetrical Productions, Babbo Inc., Canal+, The Picture Factory.  Screenplay by David Lynch.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Neal Edelstein, Tony Krantz, Michael Polaire, Alain Sarde, Mary Sweeney.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Amy Stofsky.  Film Editing by Mary Sweeney.  Academy Awards 2001.  American Film Institute…

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The Royal Tenenbaums

BBBBB (out of 5) The creators of Rushmore have returned with an even better comedy, one that centres around a troubled family who have hit rock bottom and need help to be pushed into the next phase of their lives. Royal Tenenbaum (an excellent Gene Hackman) is the long-absent patriarch of the family who returns…

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